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A Knee or Hip ‘Replacement’ Without Surgery? It’s on the Horizon
"Protocols coming out in regenerative medicine that that kind of restore and re-grow articulate cartilage which that that layer of connective tissue that covers the end of our bones and allows joints to maneuver in in the past. You know we'd have to get that type of thing resurfaced or get a knee joint replacement which lot times a young person like me. Who's young been pushing. My body really hard for the past twenty years. The idea of getting a joint replacement is not that that Exciting of a prospect especially considering those those joint replacements don't don't last for real long time. This article got into everything from like brand new experimental drugs like one called spree. Fairmont which stimulates cartilage cells. These little carla shells called contra sites to grow it gets into another injectable. Drug called the laura civil servant and that inhibits the proteins that caused like carlucci generation than develop the development of of arthritis. And then it also gets into these really cool procedures like Like an inter office procedure. Where you'd actually take bone marrow out of a patient's say hip and then what you do is you would go in with a with a needle like digital ultrasound. Guided imaging and drill little holes in the in the surface where you see cartilage generation kind of like in the same way you would fertilize lawn and then you just fill all those little holes with the bone marrow and the bone marrow stimulates the new cartilage to grow in a similar ways. You would get if you were literally just like repair. All the cartilage almost like a surgical glue like a surgical cartilage glue
Biochemist Shawn Wells on the Benefits of Berberine as a Health Supplement
"Have been talking about burbank for years. Because i've been talking about kito for twenty years and i've been talking about burberry for probably about half as long. It's one of the most houghton's anti-aging anti-diabetic key tone insulin sensitivity improving if improves amp k. Protects you from advanced location and products and glorification which is blood sugar damage. This is such a powerful compound. As is it's kind of drug equivalent metformin in so anyone associated with having diabetes or insulin resistance definitely as interested in metformin or the herbal equivalent of covering but certainly people that are into anti aging and looking to lower information with crp. Lower hemoglobin a. One c the blood sugar and live longer are taking things like verb ring. Or now the new form that i was involved in patents of kodi hydro bordering. So what's cool about die. Hydra ring is it's about five to ten times more bioavailable so it increases much more in the plasma at a much lower dose you only have to take about one hundred milligrams versus five hundred milligrams of burberry and also what's really cool is it lasts about twice as long in the plasma versus standard burglary so standard burberry. And you're taking five hundred milligrams three times a day and with diana jabbering you're taking around one hundred milligrams two times a
Dr. Michael Greger: How to Naturally Boost Brain BDNF Levels to Fight Depression
"Welcome to nutrition facts. I'm your host. Dr michael gregor today. We look at ways to mitigate a serious mental health disorder. Depression there's accumulating evidence in brain derived neurotrophic fact may be playing a role in human depression beady. Nf controls the growth of new nerve cells so low levels may explain the atrophy of specific brain areas. You see among depressed patients that maybe one of the reasons exercises so good for our brains. Starting our day exercise regimen within three months you can get a quadrupling obedient. F- reliefs from your brain. This makes sense. I mean anytime. We were desperate to catch prey or desperate not to become prey ourselves. We needed to be cognitively sharp. And so when we're fasting or exercising or an negative calorie balance. Our brain starts churning out. Bvd nf to make sure we're firing on all cylinders. So of course. Big farm as eager to create drugs to mimic this effect. But is there any way to boost enough naturally. Yes i just said it. Fasting and exercise. Okay okay but is there anything we can add to our diet to boost obedient. Well hiring takes dietary flavonoids appear to be protectively associated with symptoms of depression. The harvard nurses study followed tens of thousands of women for years and found that those who are eating the most to appeared to reduce the risk of coming down with depression. Flavonoids occur naturally implants. So there's a statue mountain variety of healthy foods. But how do we know. The benefits are from the flavonoids and not just from eating healthier in general. You don't know until you put it to the test. See some fruits and vegetables have more than others. Apples have more than apricots plums. More than peaches red cabbage. More than white kale. More than cucumbers. So if you randomize people into one of three groups more high flavonoids fruits and vegetables. More low flavonoids fruits and vegetables or no extra fruits and vegetables at all after eighteen weeks. Only the high flavonoids group got a significant boost and obedient f- levels which corresponded to an improvement in cognitive
Accessing Your Akashic Records & Your Line Within With Ashley Woods
"We have this line. That's running through our bodies it connects up to the universe runs down through our bodies the central on of our bodies and 'attaches or connected to the earth beneath our feet and we're receiving messages from this line. Twenty four seven all the time every single second of every single day because it detaches up to the highest realm where are accustomed records are which if anyone does know is a metaphysical library of your entire soul's existence everything that's happened to you with you. Anything you have felt anything is in the records and this line is attached to that realm and so from the moment we take our first breath receiving information and you can call it downloads. Ping's guidance in her thought inner knowing gut feeling. You can call it anything you want. It's all language at the end of the day. But we're receiving that twenty four seven and so the way that we teach this now. In the way that i teach records is there are two ways to access them and one is the alike. The ritual dial up internet word of the prayer and like the whole like the older way of doing it which absolutely works. Not how you do it for somebody else but if you want to tune in for yourself that line gives you everything that you need. You don't need the prayer. You don't need the whole The rich won't you just need that intention. We teach a line activation which is simple easy breath work and movement that activates opens that line. Which is the files of all these messages that you can begin receiving them and receive this guidance from your higher self his highest realm. That really is just rooting. You on and so. That's how we teach the records now which is very different than other accustomed record readers and people who talk about them and teach them reteach them in two different ways one. That's like five g. high pace easy to access. Everyone can do it and the other is the older way which is really wonderful beautiful. They're equally powerful one way you can use them to read further people and to explore the history of other people and support them in that way but if you want for yourself you have it in you every single person. This has it
Study Reveals the Secret to Longevity in Japanese Centenarians
"To ancient things. A new study is pop. The is a japanese study and his japanese study was looking at a group of japanese centenarians. Who seem to have these seemingly magical powers. They have an average age of one hundred seven amongst the healthiest longest living humans on earth protected from chronic diseases that that inevitably haunt a lot of the rest of us as we age like obesity and diabetes hypertension and cancer. But what they found these people that really stood out was the trillions of microbes that lived in their gut It wasn't the amount of the microbes but it was. It was the composition of those gut bugs. The composition of those gut bugs basically. They had a bacterial signature. Those similar to the strains of bacteria in in each and every single one of the centenarians but a lot of them had a very similar microbiome in one strain in particular stood out and it was type of bile acid. Okay or is it a bacteria that synthesizes bile acid now bile acids what you might know. Is this kind of boring bodily fluid that's commonly known for digesting fats. But it's now being called as a class of entering hormones hormones that go beyond their classic role in fat digestion and absorption. So what they found. Is that these bile. Acids helped to protect sensitive gets infection and other environmental stressors. So it's really interesting because we know that that the gut bile acid content to decrease a little bit as one ages in the secondary by lasts a really powerful so they've done studies in mice before they looked at the these these microbiomes humans and they found that the gut bile acids to regulate immune cells and prevent some dangerous microbes from taking over the gut. And what a what they looked at in the seniors a particular group of gut bugs called or owed oral back to rasaie adora backdoor and that turned out this little bile acid called eyeso- aloe lithocholic acid or eyeso- aloe
Does an Aspirin a Day Keep the Doctor Away?
"Salicylic acid. The active ingredient in aspirin has been used for thousands of years as an anti inflammatory painkiller. In the form of willow tree bark extract. Which pocket is used to treat fever until alleviate pain during childbirth. It became trademarked as drug in eighteen. Ninety nine remains to this day probably the most commonly used drug in the world one of the reasons that remained so popular. Despite the fact that we have better painkillers now is that it also acts as a blood thinner. Millions of people. Now take aspirin. On a daily basis to treat or prevent heart disease it all started back in nineteen fifty three with the publication of this landmark. Study in the new england journal of medicine length of life and cause of death in rheumatoid arthritis paper started out with the sense. It has often been said that the way to live long life is to acquire rheumatism. They found fewer deaths than expected from accidents. Which could be explained by the fact that people with arthritis probably aren't out you know going skiing but also significantly fewer deaths from heart attacks. Maybe it was all the aspirin. They were taking for their joins. Those thinning their blood and preventing clots forming in their coronary arteries in their heart. And so in the nineteen sixties. There were calls to study whether aspirin would help those. At risk for blood clots and the nineteen seventies. We got our wish study suggesting regular aspirin intake protects against heart attacks today. The official recommendations that low dose aspirin is recommended for all patients with heart disease but in the general population for those without a known history of heart disease or stroke dealy. Aspirin is only recommended when the heart disease benefits outweigh the risks of
Cold Laser Therapy: A Health Revelation With Dr. Kirk Gair
"You define cold laser therapy or so. We look at at at cold laser therapy. That means it's non-thermal because there are some lays out there that are thermal. There's some high powered ones that work by heating up the tissue low level lasers. They've been used since the nineteen sixties. And they're really pioneered in the former soviet union where there was so much research by nineteen seventy four that the russians were using them in their state-sponsored Medical care so they're using them for every branch of medicine basically even if it was. Obgyn if it was a oncology neurology orthopedics because they were able to see that it can help people to heal much faster. By the way the laser actually stimulate. Some changes will be called photo biochemical changes so the easiest way to think about lasers. Let's start with plants. Let's look at photosynthesis so you've gotta plants leaf and when sunlight hits the plant's leaf. They will absorb the photons of energy. Sounds like star trek but it absorbs photons and then the plant will convert that into food through photosynthesis so that's one simple way that living organisms can use light in humans when sunlight hits us. We can't make food but we can absorb that energy and make vitamin d that goes throughout the body in order to cause you to me stronger bones or affect the immune system and inflammation or the sunlight can cause you make me Melon for a suntan melatonin for your sleep wake cycles and for some people. They can't even get seasonal affective disorder. Where if they don't get enough light they can get depressed so we know that our bodies are already light reactive now. What happens when we get laser on the skin. You're not gonna make food or vitamin d or a melanin. But you're gonna make some other molecules that have a really powerful impact. One of the primary ones is you're going to make atp which is made in the mitochondria and so you have listeners. Who have autoimmune conditions fibromyalgia. Very common especially in females Where they have issues with their mighty country. The laser supports that by helping it to make extra energy extra. Atp and that can affect every single on your body brain cells as
Prof. Leanne Redman Explains Intergenerational Transmission of Obesity
"Leeann redman. Thank you so much for joining me. On the podcast. I've got a lot. I wanted to ask you about. And you've published in a number of different areas. That i find fascinating and i suppose one of these was intersections of event diagram of some of that work is talking about this intergenerational transmission of obesity carlights with maternal diets. And so on by just off. Maybe the introduce people to the topic before we get into any specifics. Can you explain the term Intergenerational transmission of obesity and then what how that relates to your wider work and focus. Yes this is a really. I love this area of study. Because you know the big idea here. Is that obesity has really early origins. In the life of a person and that we inherit out some kind of risk for obesity and other chronic diseases in utero. And we inherit actually morris prom genetic origins which of course would be from appearance. So it's this idea right that we we obtain disease risk from two parents and even as far back grandparents. Now we know that that have some level of responsibility in this cascade as well but lay it on top of that The exposures during pregnancy as well which brings up the maternal diet that you just mentioned invoking even a greater risk for people from the time that they warn.
Balancing the Prefrontal Cortex With Dr. Daniel Amen
"How do you help people reconcile that. Like when i when i read the book. I'm hearing about these dragon. Stay mostly sound negative but you in terms of if they go unchecked. Your prefrontal cortex is offline it really does become pathological and it becomes a problem. But i'm obsessed with this idea that there's pathology both sides so if you have too much drive it's going to spill into pathology if you're feeling too broken to inadequate whatever but if you don't have enough there's also pathology on that side. How do you help people walk. That balance is that the prefrontal cortex. Let's always this balance between your prefrontal cortex so think of that as the break in your brand. But you don't want it to strong when it works too hard people have ocd. It's sort of like the break is always on and so if you think of a car like going to big bear and think about coming down the hill you need a good prefrontal cortex. You need a good break because if the brakes not on you die because you're off a cliff which is apropos. People don't break their behavior and they make bad decisions and so they die early but if the break is always on you can't get down the hill either. Because it's like stop stop. Stop stop think of people have ocd. So it's about balance between the front third of your brain prefrontal cortex and your emotional brain because we need passion. We need purpose. We need a reason to do something but if it works too hard we get sad or we too anxious or we come. Traumatized The wounded dragons just so and way more common now since the pandemic wounded dragon is i am broken in some way or some. I've had trauma.
Top 5 Adaptogens for Stress Reduction
"We're talking about the top. Five adapted jin's for stress reduction. We know that adapted jin's are these really powerful herbs and medicinal mushrooms. Basically helped bring our body back into homeo- stasis and so sometimes we'll be secreting too much stress hormone in too much stress hormone like too much cortisol can cause a down regulation in our ability to respond to cortisol and sometimes will produce two little stress hormone in too little sex hormone and so adapted agents really helped balance our stress hormones and our sex hormones which helped build metabolic reserve. Which is our ability to adapt to the stressors of life so they helped to balance our blood sugar. They helped to improve sleep and rest levels improving our energy levels if we're fatigued and mental clarity for feeling like we've got brain fog or anxiety that can reduce depression. Help support mood reducing zaidi Give us better physical strength and endurance. They reduce inflammation and oxidative stress and they support an optimal immune function in. So you think about adapt. Ah jin's it's like a thermometer. We want if we want you know our room to be seventy degrees and for whatever reason You know maybe it's hot outside and it's driving that he'd up in the air conditioning goes on if it's cold outside and it's bringing the temperature down than the heat goes on to keep it steady at seventy degrees and so adapt agents really do that for our body and i find them to be one of the most helpful supplements to us. So let's talk about the most well. Well-studied adapted jin's that we can be putting into our system and so again this diagram right here really goes into it. We want balanced between our sympathetic in our para sympathetic nervous system. Stress is what is basically anything that pushes us out of homies. Stasis that forces us to adapt and adapted jin help us adapt quicker and more effectively and so here are some things we wanna look out for. Most people respond really well to adapt jen's however for some individuals. If you take too much too quick you might notice. Increased symptoms like anxiety neared ability. Ab fatigue trouble sleeping dry mouth dizziness or digestive problems. So i always recommend starting small and and am boosting your levels. Okay i find that most people feel really good on a doubt. Degen's there maybe one or two that you don't respond as well too and that's okay as well right you just find the adapted. Jin's that you do best with and so the five most well studied ones are schwa- gonda schlage. Reshi tolsey also known as holy basil and rhody
The Importance of Moistening Plants
"Hey there everybody say you here and in this post i want to talk about an important category of herbal medicines. That can be very very easy for us. As practitioners to overlook both in terms of how we approached studying our plants as well as something to assess and understand with our clients and this is a polarity that we see in energetic models based on moisture and specifically obviously in our moisture polarity. We have dryness. And we have dampness in people or we have drying remedies or moistening remedies and this is a super super super important dynamic to know about your herbs specifically knowing your moistening plants and knowing how to assess dryness in a person and the reason i wanted to talk about this specifically in this video is one particular reason. Which is that. Most herbs are drying true. Most herbs tend to be drying in nature. They're bitter or they're warming or their astringent. You know a lot of our herbs joke around make you more than me sweat more than make you pee more they generally tend to make your body secrete things that ultimately over the long term leave the body and in that regard they tend to have drying effects. I mean if we look at most of our herbal medicines we see that a lot of them tend to be drying energetically and this is very very important because the dynamic of dryness in terms of the state of our tissues or the state of someone's constitution is very very common. We live in a culture that is very very common for people to have an underlying state of dryness or in chinese medicine they would refer to as yin deficiency
Shopping for Success on an Anti-Inflammatory Nutrition Plan
"I know you love doing shopping tours. So what are some of the big shopping mistakes that you see people making when they're going to restore alex say that begs mistake. People make is believing labels because a lot of labels you see in. The grocery store will say all natural or paleo or you know. I'm sure there's gonna be a lot of kito friendly as you know. Ketogenic diet really gets more and more popular but if you actually look at me ingredient list. There are additives preservatives and sugars. And just a lot of things that you don't want in your body so the biggest thing i would say is don't trust labels and always look at the gradients. There's amish four thousand. Fda pre approved additives in so just all kinds of stuff that they put in food. And you really have to be aware of that. An- another mistake as people thinking that frozen food is not unhealthy option. And i can tell you as a mom of four. If i didn't have a big freezer stocked with organic vegetables and fruits. It would really be hard to take my kids healthy. Because i'm working. I get home late to have. The convenience of frozen vegetables is just amazing. So i always encouraged people. You buy frozen now. I've seen frozen organic rice cauliflower and sir exciting to see that because that could be time consuming Music colander or get Cauliflower ready to rice it amid and all that so already bryce you can just put it in a daesh little bit of water steam in a little bit and it's ready to go so a lot of convenience and this just as healthy berries or another thing frozen. Berries actually prefer version mass needs because it gives it that icy texture so always encourage frozen fruits and vegetables.
The Benefits of Walking and Acupuncture
"I still get emails asking. Why in many of my podcasts. I recommend this exercise. It doesn't appear as if it does much you know what's the big deal There were other exercises. That are better in this particular exercise. And i even get this from some of my patient is and this. Exercise is walking walking. It's basically a low impact simple natural accessible exercise that has many benefits attached to it. And for starters. Walking is very easy on the bond. I mean you can just get up from your chair and just do a brisk fifteen minute walk and it said it doesn't require any equipment doesn't require that you change your clothes. It doesn't require much of anything other than energy me to myself. The simplest form of exercise out there. Okay i mean globally slightly less than but around twenty five percent of actress of adults don't exercise on a regular basis whereas just one hundred and fifty minutes of moderate intensity aerobic exercise a week plus regular wellness. Visit with you acupunctures. Where do you go wrong. And now if you really want to look at it right almost one hundred and fifty minutes. That's a lot okay. It's spread out over week. It spread out over five days. It's pretty much a half hour each day for five days and sometimes it can just be thirty minutes of walking. You know you have to go somewhere. And it's thirty minutes away or fifteen minutes away and in fifteen minutes back these year. Thirty minutes for the day
Burgeoning Science & Bergamot With Dr. Danielle Daniel
"I'm here with dr danielle daniel. Who is a doctor of psychology and licensed clinical social worker with a holistic approach to the brain using the signs of nature. Her expertise focuses on the neural limbic. Pathways neuro cardiology and psycho gastroenterology. Which is the gut brain access for immediate and sustained emotional wellbeing. She trained hospitals clinics and therapists around the world on the field of psycho arom ecology and the application of saco aroma. Therapy dr danielle. Welcome to the essential oil revolution. I'm so glad that you're here with us today. Thank you so much for having me. It's a pleasure to be here. I'm so excited to connect with your audience. Well i am so excited to have not just a psycho aroma therapists. Here but i- psycho aroma colleges tell us the distinction between those terms. Yeah so i started studying. So i guess it can back up. A little. bit too is I started studying the research behind aromatherapy and the brain. I'm a mental health thumb clinician. And i have a doctorate in clinical psychology. And so i wanted to define what i was doing in my office with my With my trauma antiquing therapy our kids in my therapy. Practice and so Psycho aromatherapy is like the application of using oils for the brain for the psychology for motions and then psycho arom ecology as i was like studying the science of research with the oils and the brain I created a new field and my doctoral research shows called psycho aroma. Collagen which is the study of how aromatic molecules interact in the brain.
Brain Degeneration: Causes, Symptoms, and Solutions
"Hey everybody today. We are talking about the process of brain degeneration. I'm going to go through the major causes of brain degeneration of what it really is what it looks like. I'm gonna show you visual presentations. What brain degeneration looks like. And i'm also going to show you the best natural solutions how to prevent your brain from degenerating. C- can think sharply in quickly throughout your entire life and so let's jump into this year and so when we look at brain degeneration we know that the brain is very very susceptible to chronic inflammation chronic inflammation. Literally chews up the brain tissue and so as you're looking at this image here. The hippocampus is really where we store memories. And so that's one of the areas. That's extremely sensitive to inflammation to blood sugar dysregulation and high poxy or oxygen states and it starts to shrink which obviously then causes cognitive decline. And also you can see the entire cerebral cortex shrinks up it atrophies. This is what happens when it's exposed to inflammation of our time so major symptoms memory loss. Forgetfulness confusion irritability is really common. Depression agitation loss of inhibitions normally. You're able to kind of control certain you know socially unacceptable thoughts and as your brains are degenerate. You have trouble doing that. Also is another big one and apathy. Let's see major causes o'brady generation so blood sugar and balance is probably the number one cause right behind it is environmental toxicities when your blood. Sugar is not stable and balanced. That's going to end up resulting in periods of hypoglycemia. Sorry it's going to result in hypoglycemia in your brain where the you're not able to get sugar into the cells and their native produce energy and so they start to They start have excited toxicity and die. And there's also a lot of toxins that we called neuro-toxins that damage the brain
Why Your Stress Is Killing You With Dr. Jannine Krause
"All right dr janine. Thank you so. Much for joining negotiable podcast. I'm really glad to have you here for this conversation. My pleasure tori. We're gonna have some fun. Yeah you are the first naturopathic doctor to come on the show. So you are pumping the coach gus. Jerry with that. And i'm really excited because i think this is a much needed conversation to be had not just here but anyway that i can get the message out about alternative healing modalities to help us. Heal from the inside out. I'm all about it Because that's the mission that i'm on and i know that the people listening to this show are interested in as well because after living through the last two years that we've all been through in you know as well as i do. That stress levels are are preyed ti. I would. I would love to know from your perspective. What as a doctor. What have you as the implications of what we've just all experienced with with ovid and everything else especially when it comes to our stress man a couple of interesting things you know a lot of people come in. They're like i'm fine. Everything's fine kind of like that. T shirt everything's great. Yeah like okay. Yeah your face is not telling me that and we get a lot of like. I've had so much more downtime. And then it's like yeah. I've been home with some downtime. But i've been working with the kids and doing home schooling or i've been trying to figure out how to do my work at home and i don't have an office. Su there's all these weird stressors that kind of came into play and then they were like and this is probably the biggest implication for most women. The kitchen is right. There and things in that refrigerator are talking to me and my pantry and things that have been in there for months. That tastes like cardboard. Want me to eat them. So most of most of the biggest complaint. I'm getting from voces is coveted. Ten fifteen twenty dare. I say forty people
Getting Oily With the Enneagram Test With Meg Ryan
"Well i'm here with meg ryan no relation who is the host of the whimsey and wellness. Podcast where she interviews guests on natural health and wellness essential oils motherhood and womanhood entrepreneurship and personal growth. She's been using essential oils for four years and is beyond passionate about encouraging and empowering women to discover and live in their purpose mag welcome to the show. How are you thank you so much. I'm good how are you. I'm doing great. So what does it mean to be living in purpose. Yes so i actually. I used to really struggle with. What is my purpose right. And i think so. Many people relate to that. We think that we're the only one who doesn't know our purpose. Sometimes like it seems everyone knows but me. And i think that's because it's kind of painted for us like right in school that your purpose is what you do and just kind of along the lines just growing and all of that. I've learned it's not what you do. It's like who you are and who you want to be so instead of asking. Like what do i want to do. That is such a hard question. And i don't know i think there's few people who can find career that's like this job is my purpose right but like who you are in. That job feels more of a like year living in your purpose. You're being who you're meant to be mother that serving teaching so podcasting or you might not feel like okay. I don't know if podcasting feels like a purpose but you are empowering and teaching and doing all these things that just feels more of a person. It was like a hard journey to get to that discovery and so i love now on the flip side encouraging people to kind of find at them live in their
Heart Failure vs. Heart Attack and Acupuncture
"Now another symptom you may experience like d. Do you notice yourself feeling like you. Short of breath. When you're walking up hill mentally you may feel physically fit. But why walking on an angle walking uphill of some sort you know i'm experiencing shortness of breath. That can be a sign of coronary heart. Disease exertion in china is an early sign of heart disease and is because you're coronary arteries may be clocked and if it's called this restricting blood flow okay so when you feel yourself out of breath when you're walking uphill it could be as a result of reduced blood flow from a black darby case she. You wanna think about that. You want to monitor how long how often. When you're walking up hill you're experiencing these symptoms. Another sign could be do you. Do you feel as if you have gas in your chest. Pressuring you chest and it's sort of like fuses. If a gas type of pressure see a physician as well as your local acupuncture acupunctures my life. This is important. You know in this part of the reason why. I'm saying over and over see local so contact acupuncture because if you're doing your annual physical senior physician on an annual basis or semi annual and doing regular wellness visits which acupunctures all. These symptoms will not escape you. Whether it's your physician acupunctures one or the other. Both of bring it to your attention in address it.
Infertility & Womens Health With Samantha Davis
"While i am here. With samantha davis. Sam is a mama of to one brand new just three months old like to almost as day and is a certified dula and childbirth educator. She wears many hats at embody. Dula trainings as a board member trainer curriculum contributor and membership director. She is a published author with her book. So female samantha or sam liked to be called and metoo welcome to the show. We'll try to make this too confusing with two dulas named sam who love essential oils. How we not met thank you thank you. It's good to be here. thank you for having me. Well i would love to hear more about your book. First and foremost so female. Tell me about that. So basically i had moms coming to me for so long asking me. What oils to use in labor and childbirth postpartum. Even moms that weren't clients of mine. So i ended up doing was i put it in a book and i was like. Oh it's already here in book. And i'm gonna make it super accessible and in affordable it's affordable it's just for women's anyone pick it up and here's the thing and you may have experienced this to all use breastfeeding as an example. Because it's such a common and popular one ray so breastfeeding the big one i get is oh i have a momma who's not producing enough. What oil she continues. Okay well basil's great festivals. Great these all oil. She can use but wait a minute nine times out. It's han it's a latch issue right. So if we're just gonna make moms supply you know. She gained a plethora and she's in gorge. And we're not addressing the actual issue right. We're not solving a problem. We're just gonna end up with an engorged mama. Yes lots of milk is gonna come which is great but we we gotta deal with the flash and see what's up. We need to address that ray.
The Importance of Natural Products for Babies
"Today we're excited to talk to stacey paulson about how she incorporates. Tear products into her baby care stacey. Thank you so much for being here with us today. Thank you for having me. This is a really fun topic. And i also think it's one that people don't know a lot about so my first question for you is. Why is it so important to use natural products with babies. It's a great question. And not one that i considered much. I have six kids. When i i was having kids. Learn a lot more. I found that the best way to support healthy vibrant baby. Not just as an infant that is there. Growing throughout life is considering nutritional aspects and also chemical exposure. I think that that's a huge part of of our health is especially for babies where there so small and we kind of living chemical age that natural products if they're pure natural they generally don't have the toxins in them. That can be overwhelming to our kids. I often think like the most actual form nutrition for babies is breast milk and e in expose themselves to personal care products chemicals in our home. Those often get passed along to our babies but then also thinking what were actually putting on our babies. What they're reading in within our homes different needs that they have the more natural they are usually means less toxins. So which means we're not putting on these little ones to combat those toxins their energy and nutrients can be more focused on growth and development which means like a stronger immune system less challenges with digestion healthier respiratory system. In all of those things. Come into play
Willow Bark vs. Aspirin
"Hey everybody stage popham here. Founder of the school of evolutionary herbalism and. Thanks so much. Take time to watch another video. Here on our channel and The topic for discussion today is on comparing and contrasting willow bark and aspirin. Think it's really common for folks to think about willow really as just kind of an alternative replacement for aspirin as most know. That willow bark also contains salicylic acid which is essentially the main compound in aspirin. But what we really come up against here. And i think this is a great place to illustrate the difference between looking at a plant through more of a biomedical or allopathic lens verses through more of a holistic or vital list lens because when we look at willow bark and just see it as an herbal form of salicylic acid all of a sudden. We're looking at overlooking a lot of attributes of this plant. That are very important to understand in order to use it holistically and if we think of it just as an herbal form of aspirin it can oftentimes lead to misuse of this plant which can lead to possible adverse side effects if you get give it to the wrong person but more often than not what that will lead to. Is it not working in the way that you think it will boy. It really can set people up for disappointment. If you think. Drinking some willow bark tea or taking Some willow bark. Tincture is going to work as well as or you know. Take your pain away or headache or things like that. Quite as effectively as popping an aspirin.
Why Are People on so Many Prescription Drugs?
"Hello and welcome back to health quest. Podcast i'm your host steve langford. Thanks for joining me. I'm glad you're here. I have what i think is perhaps the most important topic that i've covered that i want to convey to you that i think could have the most impact on your understanding of your health situation and how important it is to understand the medications that you're being offered by your doctor. And what is the value. The real purpose of these medications. And what can you expect from them. I think this is such an important topic. Because i encounter people frequently. Who say i have high blood pressure. I have high cholesterol and my doctor is gonna put me on these drugs and i don't know that i want to be on these drugs. A lot of people feel that way but we also don't feel like we have enough information to make that decision on our own. The statistics that we often hear about the benefits of these drugs are rather startling and they make it sound as if we are all in danger of having an episode from high blood pressure stroke heart disease brittle bone high cholesterol and heart disease. And we think that these things are imminent in our lives because we have an elevated number. Our blood pressure is elevated are bone density as low. Our cholesterol is high. And so we don't quite understand. The context in which these drugs are designed to benefit us and to what degree they will benefit us
Say No to Plastic Plants With Ethnobotanist Kerry Hughes
"I'm here with ethnobotanist. Herbalist and author kerry hughes is driven by a ten nations fascination with the role. Plants can play in our health. Her purpose is ethno botanical discovery and strategically innovating and expanding the boundaries of natural products. You may find more about her writings and activities at ethno farm dot com so gary. Welcome to the show so excited that you're here again. You're here back on our show for episode one nine be and it's been a while but i'm super glad you're back 'cause i always remember talking to you. I feel like my brain just loves it. I always learn so much when i get to chat with you. Thank you for having me. And it's a delight to be back. Because i always like talking to fellow plant nerds whenever i can find an audience. Well you've got plenty of plant nerds tuning and we love all things plants and essential oils. So let's start out with. Just what is ethno botany. I can hardly say that word. So how on earth did you become one yet. It's always an odd thing. You're at a party or somebody somebody asked you like. What do you do. I always have to think. Do i want to give them the simple version or the because when i say ethnobotanist that always prompt more questions and really. It's pretty simple so an ethnobotanist in its most. General definition is somebody who studies the relationship between plants and humans and but that can take many different forms. And i am like formally trained of a degree in it but You know it's there are academic ethnobotanist that that do barge kind of academic projects were there cataloging plants and studying kind of like anthropology. You know how do people people you know in various corners of the globe us plants and when we use plants you think you know a lot of people think maybe a lot of people think about medicines. I for some reason. But you know really. We eat them every day of course with vegetables but there's also plants that we used for building. Our houses are made of plants. You know and our clothes are often made of plants cotton and so there's fiber there's food there's medicine am. There's you know a number of different uses out there for plants and you know most of my focus has been with the foods in the medicines.
What Happens to Your Brain When You Exercise?
"Hello everyone and welcome back to another episode of acupunctures my life now in this episode. I wanted to discuss and this. This episode is focused on individual lose. Were middle aged so people. If you're forty oh somewhere around age bracket and older somewhere around that age and older. This is a podcast for you now. I'm not excluding individuals. Who younger. But i i just sort of wanted. His highlight individuals who are forty years of age and older who have never who've either never exercised before or exercise than stop for a couple of months. Try it again. Stop for a few months and then you have your resolution us every new use those same start an exercise regimen and then two three weeks. Am they finding excuses to stop. And i'm noticing as we age that tendency becomes more and more that case because we're aging noticing the we're getting a better understanding of the benefits of exercise but a shift about implementing. A reggie the keys. You have to stop looking for excuses because the more excuses and which you find create becomes habitual and before you know years gone by and you really haven't made any progress.